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Obama’s IRS Scandal: Breaking Through The Noise In Washington, D.C.

FINALLY …  By Nathan Mehrens  ||  Hear that sound?  It’s your daily deluge of high-pitched hyperbole coming out of Washington, D.C.  People’s attention spans have become so short — and their patience for government so thin — politicians have become convinced they must elevate the decibel level of increasingly shrill,…

FINALLY … 

By Nathan Mehrens  ||  Hear that sound?  It’s your daily deluge of high-pitched hyperbole coming out of Washington, D.C.  People’s attention spans have become so short — and their patience for government so thin — politicians have become convinced they must elevate the decibel level of increasingly shrill, shock value pronouncements in order to be heard above the din of our increasingly hectic lives.

They may be right.

The end result is a self-perpetuating clamor that requires harsher cries and bolder claims — no matter the significance of the issue at hand.  Before long we find ourselves enveloped by white noise — with serious scandals struggling to attract even fleeting interest.

Last week U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) stepped into this cacophony, taking to the well of the world’s greatest deliberative body to demand that the administration of President Obama appoint a special prosecutor to probe the mushrooming scandal at his Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

“If Attorney General Eric Holder continues to refuse to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the abuse of power by the IRS against the American people, he should be impeached,” Cruz told his Senate colleagues.

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) — whose IRS inquiry has been repeatedly stonewalled by the Obama administration — seconded Cruz’s call for a special prosecutor.  Issa’s government oversight committee also issued a fresh round of subpoenas seeking nearly thirty years of IRS records.

“Abuse of power.”  “Special Prosecutor.”  “Subpoenas.”  “Impeachment.”  Even in our attention deficit disordered culture, such terms have a way of cutting through the clutter — especially when it becomes clear someone’s got something to hide.

Obama’s IRS scandal is ramping up — escalating to the point where it could conceivably mute much of Washington’s daily wailing and convene a steady drumbeat leading to impeachment of the responsible officials.

Think that’s hyperbole?  Let’s recap what we know so far about this scandal …

(To continue reading this piece, originally published by NetRightDaily, click the “Read More …” icon below).

Nathan Mehrens is president of Americans for Limited Government.

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36 comments

Fat Greg Dulli July 2, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Remember when all the Obamazombies were running around calling this a “phony scandal”? Yeah, fuck those people.

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Inciteful July 2, 2014 at 3:42 pm

The I. R. Mess may be the most impeachable offense committed thus far by the Obama Administration. We have no choice. It has to be fully investigated, exposed, and solved for either “side” or the public to ever trust this agency again. Period.

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Fat Greg Dulli July 2, 2014 at 3:46 pm

What do you mean? You don’t find Koskinen trustworthy?

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Inciteful July 2, 2014 at 5:03 pm

His slimey smirk, obfuscative answers, and swaggery strut bespoke of a man who knows his attorney general will never prosecute him and president will reward him. It will be fun to watch him swing.

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Fat Greg Dulli July 2, 2014 at 7:48 pm

I know he’s not a member, but I wonder if Obarry has been to Bohemian Grove as a guest…

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SCBlueWoman July 2, 2014 at 4:02 pm

It is still a phony scandal. Period.

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Fat Greg Dulli July 2, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Bless your poor confused soul.

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SCBlueWoman July 2, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Bless your uninformed little soul-less self.

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Fat Greg Dulli July 2, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Uninformed? How do you come to that conclusion? Soul-less? You really are a hate filled woman.

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SCBlueWoman July 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Just reading your posts.

Fat Greg Dulli July 2, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Care to point anything out in particular? Since you seem to be such a great judge of character.

JohnQ July 2, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Your name says it all, Fat, dull and stupid.

Barry Soetorhoe July 3, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Woe….take your meds JohnQ and back away from that Kool-aid.

I gots chitlins July 2, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Do you hyphenate soul food?

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Inciteful July 2, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Talk about “uninformed”! No one knows all the facts and where this will lead. Anyone concluding, “There’s not a smidgion of evidence of wrongdoing” is covering up or lying. No one knows enough to conclude it’s “phoney”. Enjoy the Koolaide.

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Fat Greg Dulli July 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm

There’s new information that Koskinen’s testimony, under oath, contradicts that of Lerner’s attorney. If there’s nothing to hide, why all the lies, hard drive destruction, etc?

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SoberUp July 2, 2014 at 4:28 pm

talk about having your head STUCK UP YOUR ARSE!

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WW July 2, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Phony my A$$!
Your boy is the worse President since WWII according to new polls!
Obama is a disaster and is causing irreversible damage to this country.
He should be impeached for all of the illegal immigration, IRS, fast and furious, etc., etc.
He and Haley are disasters of Biblical proportions!

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Sandi Morals July 2, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Tom Ervin IS Obama! A Democrat. Follow the money.

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JohnQ July 2, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Yet our “boy” stomped your sorry ass warmonger republicans, twice!

Go figure. LoL!

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euwe max July 2, 2014 at 7:20 pm

yet another scandalously scandally scandal

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scotty July 2, 2014 at 4:02 pm

The IRS scandal has brought out the libturds who have been silent about the failures of the skinny socialist. The lies and incompetence are now stacking up and the sending of troops to Iraq & NSA and a long list of broken campaign BS have pissed them off.

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Deo Vindice SC July 2, 2014 at 7:34 pm

What really caught my eye, was the charity fund for disabled serviceman. A conservative group took in 116 million dollars. They funded the servicemen 4 million mainly in coconut m&m candy. So the IRS investigated. The rest of the money went to charity personnel and CEO’s.

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Bible Thumper July 3, 2014 at 2:04 am

Remember what the IRS scandal is about. The IRS targeted groups with Tea Party or Patriot in their name and spared groups with Occupy or 99% in there name. That is politicizing the IRS.

You have exposed your bias. What makes you say it was a conservative group? May because liberals hate disabled servicemen. I did a Google search and read the articles about the fraud. Non mentioned conservatives or Republicans. I did the same search again with with “conservative” or “Republican” added to the search and non of the 116 million servicemen fraud stories were in the search.

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JohnQ July 2, 2014 at 8:36 pm

As long as Obama keeps the teabaggers frothing at the mouth I’m all for him!

If Issa and the teabaggers are for something you can bet it is bad for the country and should be ignored, just as our great leader is doing.

What happened to BenGHAzzzzzziiiiii!!!?

Fast and Furious!!!!

IRS!!!!

Same thing all bullshit. Obama is doing the right thing by telling them to shove it up their sorry ignorant asses, fuck them. Why cooperate with them?

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idcydm July 2, 2014 at 9:26 pm

“great leader”…that has a North Korea ring to it.

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euwe max July 2, 2014 at 8:40 pm

I miss “the good old days.” – don’t you?

Among the laws Bush said he can ignore are military rules and regulations, affirmative-action provisions, requirements that Congress be told about immigration services problems, “whistle-blower” protections for nuclear regulatory officials, and safeguards against political interference in federally funded research.

Legal scholars say the scope and aggression of Bush’s assertions that he can bypass laws represent a concerted effort to expand his power at the expense of Congress, upsetting the balance between the branches of government. The Constitution is clear in assigning to Congress the power to write the laws and to the president a duty “to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” Bush, however, has repeatedly declared that he does not need to “execute” a law he believes is unconstitutional.

Former administration officials contend that just because Bush reserves the right to disobey a law does not mean he is not enforcing it: In many cases, he is simply asserting his belief that a certain requirement encroaches on presidential power.

But with the disclosure of Bush’s domestic spying program, in which he ignored a law requiring warrants to tap the phones of Americans, many legal specialists say Bush is hardly reluctant to bypass laws he believes he has the constitutional authority to override.

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Fat Greg Dulli July 2, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Ah yes, the “good old days” when Bush was still the worst post WWII president?

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Wurken Stiff July 3, 2014 at 6:06 am

I think that title has been passed on to his successor!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 3, 2014 at 8:14 am

Notice a pattern?

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Barry Soetorhoe July 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Max, Thank Allah I found you! I need your help…are you any good at erasing the entire WWW of IRS emails? Call soon. – Barry

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GrandTango July 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s real simple: These are demorats targeting their poltical enemies. That’s why it gets scant attention. And even if there is punishment, it will be low-level in severity, and rank of the punished.

Don’t fool yourself. John Edwards was correct to a degree: We have two Americas. One where Republicans are treated harshly by the enforcement system, and democrats are protected, by the media and from prosecutors.

It has nothing to do with public attention span or trust in government. It’s media making a big deal of it or not. It’s naive to think otherwise.

EXAMPLE: The State newspaper is downplaying (burying the lead in) a possible ethics violation by Democrat Mayor Steve Benjamin, who failed to report his $8,000 junket involving strippers to the the Ethics Commission. FITS is usually all over this kind of thing. But not a peep.

But you can Read about the Benjamin and ethics law violation here: http://scdigest.blogspot.com/

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BHOs Reckless Disregard 4 Law July 3, 2014 at 8:41 am

Then Media must be punished. Simple as that. Form mobs and show up at their main studios.

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Barry Soetorhoe July 3, 2014 at 3:02 pm

This is the greatest urgency in many decades. Every fiber of this web must be undone and the truth fully exposed. The IRS is the most dangerous tool used against Americans and the Barry Soetoro thugs are caught. Now these slick rats must be strung up.

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Michael Jones July 11, 2014 at 3:57 am

First we the people pay our taxes per an irs code. However if the irs lied to congree do u think they wouldnt lie to us. Audit you and fine you for being late. Make u pay more taxes than u should. Whats to stop them so they got caught I cant speak for you but I dont trust the irs. Id rather pay a percentage of every dollar I earn. No paper work nothing. No one gets to write off anything period. Also obama should be impeached over this. Then bengazi needs to be looked at. Obama will know who is in charge when he gets hauled off. No federal prison. They should get our punishment . Accountability. Dont forget fast and furious the border crisis and all the money obama has spent doing nothing he is worthless. Always will be. This bullshit has to stop. Obamacare lol what a fucking joke. You have put ur healthcare in the hands of folks who could just let you die. Really. Like oh ur to old for a 30000 dollar procedure. We will jusr buy you asprins. Yes thats right. Obama letting the illegal aliens in to undermine our economy. Who you think will be hired here and american for 15 dollars an hour or mexican for 5 bucks an hour. Oh yes and the jones act will be done with as well then prices will rise. Eventually chaous over a devalued dollar. Then all mexicans here will be targets people with beards as well. Now that news has it obama has gotten with the black panthers about his own personal army then the race war begins. Its his plan to implement martial law so he can stay in office.Dont believe me then watch as future events unfold. Been on aplane trip. We the people lost. It was a false flag event put together ti bring about the patriot act. Theywasted no time. But yes I guess I the idiot. Tell me that when the stores are empty and ur hungry. Ill just say go home ur not wanted here. We are facing hard times what we need is smaller government something that not run by liberals. Those who would want gun control would make a false flawg event out of a place like sandy hook. Every time a gun is fired thats the first thing they push. Well go aftat r the mexican drug cartel first cause thats who would be coming if gun confiscation happened.9 im sorry for all you who are to liberal or just stupid to be able to see past your noses.

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Michael Jones July 11, 2014 at 3:57 am

I am the tea party.

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